North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher, Kure Beach

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
At North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher you'll discover the marine life of the Cape Fear region. Touch sharks and sea urchins and meet a loggerhead sea turtle. In the freshwater life gallery that showcases streams, ponds, swamps, and trees, explore the world of freshwater fish, reptiles, and mammals. See box turtles, catfish, snakes, and even albino alligators. In the coastal waters gallery, you'll learn about the animals that live in the surf zone; then move through to the open oceans gallery for an education about animals that live farther off-shore such as octopus and jellyfish. Talk to the scuba divers as they swim with rays and observe the feeding of sturgeon, turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Use our Kure Beach tour planner to arrange your visit to North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher and other attractions in Kure Beach.
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  • We visited back in July with the family, including a 2 1/2 & a 10 year old. I have been to many aquariums from Boston to Florida & California & this is a smaller State owned, but VERY WELL DONE. You s...  read more »
  • We travel quite a bit and have seen other aquariums. So we weren't expecting much in this section of North Carolina. Wow! What a surprise. They have some amazing exhibits and the staff is very well tr...  read more »
  • One of the most respected aquariums on the East coast. Excellent venue. Great variety of sea life & coastal area fish & mammals. Has a touch tank with mostly horseshoe crabs, other crabs, & assorted s...  read more »
  • My friend and I travel all over to visit aquariums and zoos, so with that in mind...this one is just ok. It's not terribly expensive for a day out near the beach with the family. It is clean and nicely kept. There just aren't really any outstanding exhibits that make me want to go back. They have most of the standard things, at standard quality. I'm glad I went, and I had an overall good experience, but it's not anything special as far as aquariums go. It's also pretty small, and doesn't take too long to see everything in detail. If you happen to have time when you're out that way is not a bad activity to see. But if not, I'd probably not go out of your way.
  • Great aquarium with hands on exhibits. Fun for the whole family. The on site food is pricey and pretty generic hot dogs, chicken fingers, corn dogs, etc), but is likely requires due to the location. My kids love taking the South Port ferry over to Fort Fisher to goto the aquarium every year.
  • I truly loved this place. You can tell they really put a lot of hard work into building this place to make it the best it could be. Everything is fantastic; the sealife in all of the aquariums are full of life as they are well cared for and taken care of. Speaking of sealife, there are countless things to look at and enjoy. Overall this place is wonderful with friendly and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend this before visiting any other attractions in Myrtle Beach!
  • Glad we stopped off here. Fun place for the kids. Well kept and not so big you get lost in it. A lot of things to see. Not very crowded when went so it was comfortable and easy to see all the exhibits. Take in the afternoon or morning here and make it a place you go if in area.
  • A great aquarium, I really can't say much because I'm not an expert on animal treatment but the fish seemed happy, well fed, and healthy. The only complaint i have about this aquarium is the amount of people that are ALWAYS here, not to mention the prices they charge
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